My Favorite Piece (sculptural) of Art
May 24, 2010 § 4 Comments
It’s interesting to limit yourself to just one. Really, there are so many things in so many styles that I love and inspire me. But, if I had to choose one piece of physical, sculptural art it would definitely be by Damien Hirst.
I’m not particularly fond of him as a person, but this one piece is just fantastic. I don’t really know why, but I could sit and stare at it for hours. Actually, one time when I was very young my parents brought me a little scorpion encased in plexy from Mexico or somewhere. It’s kind of the same thing, just much bigger.
The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living is the official title and it’s so fitting. I keep expecting for it to move or swim or do something, but it can’t; it’s dead.
This goes back to my other rants, probably. I just love art that implies so much more than what it actually, physically is. I mean, it’s just a shark that washed up on a beach and was put in jell-o. Is that the point? hardly. It gives the impression of moving. That’s the genius.
Related (and I’ll make a post for it later) my favorite piece of kinetic sculptural art.